WAN attends exclusive KREOD Rio 2016 Trade Pavilion Launch in London
As regular WAN readers will know we are always keen to meet the people behind the buildings featured on our website. Last week WAN attended a very exclusive event in Mayfair hosted by Chun Qing Li and Alexander Jarvis with Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Brazil Flavio Marega to celebrate the launch of the KREOD pavilion for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The KREOD International Trade Pavilion is due to take a starring role in the Games, occupying a highly sought-after plot at one of the most architecturally important sporting competitions the world has to offer.
The partnership of Chun Qing Li and Alexander Jarvis is an impressive one: the former the Managing director of KREOD and Pavilion Architecture; the latter the chairman of Blackbridge Cross Borders, an international company specialising in structuring, advising and facilitating arbitrages, foreign direct investment and capital raising.
This talented young team has spearheaded a successful new scheme entitled KREOD. The sculpture was formed in three snaking parts for the London 2012 Olympic Games and was entered by innovative team Kebony for the inaugural WAN Façade of the Year Award earlier in 2013.
The ‘quality of space and light’ saw this glorious pavilion promoted to the shortlist and we were delighted to be able to present Chun Qing Li, Alexander Jarvis and the engineering team from Ramboll with their certificate at the event last week. Congratulations to all!
In next week’s issue of News Review we will be publishing a full interview with the team behind the design and investment of the expanded KREOD structure for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Plans are to increase the original design from three blocks to seven for optimum exhibition space.
The venue will be used primarily for business development, presenting networking opportunities for international businesspeople and highlighting the rich potential for investment in Brazil. As Sir Peter Heap, former UK Ambassador to Brazil said at last week’s event: “Brazil may not have deep roots but it has strong roots.”